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Olympus TG-320 vs Samsung WB850F

Portability
94
Imaging
38
Features
33
Overall
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Olympus TG-320 front
 
Samsung WB850F front
Portability
91
Imaging
39
Features
51
Overall
43

Olympus TG-320 vs Samsung WB850F Key Specs

Olympus TG-320
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-102mm (F3.5-5.1) lens
  • 155g - 96 x 63 x 23mm
  • Launched January 2012
Samsung WB850F
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 23-483mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 250g - 109 x 62 x 25mm
  • Released January 2012
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Olympus TG-320 vs Samsung WB850F Overview

Following is a in-depth review of the Olympus TG-320 and Samsung WB850F, one is a Waterproof and the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom by manufacturers Olympus and Samsung. The image resolution of the TG-320 (14MP) and the WB850F (16MP) is pretty well matched and both cameras offer the identical sensor size (1/2.3").

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The TG-320 was released about the same time to the WB850F so they are of a similar generation. The two cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before going right into a detailed comparison, here is a simple summation of how the TG-320 grades vs the WB850F in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Olympus TG-320 over the Samsung WB850F

 TG-320 WB850F 

Reasons to pick Samsung WB850F over the Olympus TG-320

 WB850F TG-320 
Focus manually More accurate focusing
Screen size3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution614k230kClearer screen (+384k dot)

Common features in the Olympus TG-320 and Samsung WB850F

 TG-320 WB850F 
ReleasedJanuary 2012January 2012Similar generation
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither provides Touch friendly screen

Olympus TG-320 vs Samsung WB850F Physical Comparison

If you're intending to carry around your camera often, you will need to think about its weight and volume. The Olympus TG-320 provides outside dimensions of 96mm x 63mm x 23mm (3.8" x 2.5" x 0.9") and a weight of 155 grams (0.34 lbs) while the Samsung WB850F has sizing of 109mm x 62mm x 25mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.0") and a weight of 250 grams (0.55 lbs).

Check out the Olympus TG-320 and Samsung WB850F in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you are using during that time. Following is a front view measurements comparison of the TG-320 compared to the WB850F.

Olympus TG-320 vs Samsung WB850F size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the TG-320 and WB850F is 94 and 91 respectively.

Olympus TG-320 vs Samsung WB850F top view buttons comparison

Olympus TG-320 vs Samsung WB850F Sensor Comparison

Typically, it is very hard to see the contrast between sensor sizes merely by looking at specs. The picture underneath should provide you a much better sense of the sensor dimensions in the TG-320 and WB850F.

As you can plainly see, each of the cameras come with the identical sensor size albeit not the same MP. You should expect the Samsung WB850F to resolve extra detail as a result of its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution will allow you to crop pictures a good deal more aggressively.

Olympus TG-320 vs Samsung WB850F sensor size comparison

Olympus TG-320 vs Samsung WB850F Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus TG-320 vs Samsung WB850F Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus TG-320 Portrait photography information
Samsung WB850F Portrait photography information
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sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
comes with face detection focusing
no manual focus
manual mode not available
can't use external flash
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
43
focusing manually
good resolution (16MP)
provides face detect autofocus
can't use external flash
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Olympus TG-320 as a Street photography camera
Samsung WB850F as a Street photography camera
66
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proofing
lighter than competition (155 grams)
no moving screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
61
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors (250 grams)
no moving screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Olympus TG-320
Sports photography with Samsung WB850F
41
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
comes with tracking autofocus
environment proofing
slow frames per second (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
not so great battery pack (150 CIPA)
does not have phase detect AF
52
great zoom range (23-483mm 21.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
provides tracking focus
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus TG-320 as a Travel photography camera
Samsung WB850F as a Travel photography camera
67
lighter than competition (155g)
environment proofing
sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
flash built-in
rather wide (28mm)
doesn't have Timelapse function
not so great battery pack (150 shots)
screen is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.5)
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lighter than competitors (250 grams)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
decently wide (23mm)
long reach (483mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus TG-320 as a Landscape photography camera
Samsung WB850F as a Landscape photography camera
39
rather wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
environment proofing
no manual focus
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
small screen (2.7 inch)
manual mode not available
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
not so great battery pack (150 per charge)
doesn't have Timelapse function
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focusing manually
decently wide (23mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus TG-320 Vlogging details
Samsung WB850F Vlogging details
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rather wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
comes with face detection focusing
lighter than competition (155g)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
screen is not selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
doesn't have external microphone jack
34
decently wide (23mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect autofocus
good video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competitors (250 grams)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
doesn't have mic support
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Olympus TG-320 vs Samsung WB850F Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus TG-320 and Samsung WB850F
 Olympus TG-320Samsung WB850F
General Information
Brand Name Olympus Samsung
Model type Olympus TG-320 Samsung WB850F
Category Waterproof Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2012-01-10 2012-01-09
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip TruePic III+ -
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio - 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4288 x 3216 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 1600 3200
Lowest native ISO 80 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-102mm (3.6x) 23-483mm (21.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.5-5.1 f/2.8-5.9
Macro focusing distance 3cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.7" 3"
Display resolution 230 thousand dots 614 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display technology TFT Color LCD AMOLED display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4 secs 8 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 1.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 5.80 m 3.50 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 180 (30fps) 1920 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 480fps (176 x 128), 240fps (384 x 288)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 155g (0.34 lb) 250g (0.55 lb)
Physical dimensions 96 x 63 x 23mm (3.8" x 2.5" x 0.9") 109 x 62 x 25mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.0")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 150 pictures -
Battery style Battery Pack -
Battery ID LI-42B SLB-10A
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec, pet auto shutter) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double)
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots 1 1
Price at launch $0 $599